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the farm bill and it already passed the u.s. senate and a scheduled vote wednesday on a repeal of the affordable care act known as obama care following the ruling last week by the supreme court. it is sunday, july 8 and will begin with our focus on u.s. foreign policy and hillary clinton who is in tokyo today for a series of talks on the u.s./nato role in afghanistan or the next decade. will get your calls and comments about u.s. foreign policy generally and the performance of the secretary of state, hillary clinton specifically. our phone lines are open -- you can join the conversation on our twitter page and facebook. or send us an e-mail. there are a couple of articles related to the secretary of state and this one is from cbs news. she beat the former record held by madeleine albright. there is this from "the l.a. times." she was asked about corruption in the country. she said it is a major challenge to meet the standards of accountability and transparency. the exchange came during this unannounced stopover by the secretary of state. even if her words or encouraging, many i
journalists charged today. dan rivers joins us from london to talk about this. dan, they're accused of illegally eavesdropping on the voicemails of some of the world's biggest celebrities, but also a murder victim as well. remind us just how big this case has become. >> reporter: oh, it's become vast. we're only really at the beginning of the legal process here. we've got eight people charged today with hacking phones or commissioning people to hack phones. they include rebecca brooks, one rupert murdoch's most trusted executives, the ceo of news international. her deputy andy colson has been charged with five different counts. he, of course, went on to be a communications director for the british prime minister, so there are political implications. we have a whole slew of other senior journalists on the newspaper who have also been charged. but the victims, we're getting more and more information about the variety of people whose phones it is alleged were intercepted or hacked into. sir paul mccartney, jude law, sigh ena miller, brad pitt, angelina jolie, politicians, sports stars.
everything in the past. and in the u.s. we don't see them often. i'm martin savage. thanks for joining me. wolf blitzer is in "the situation room" next. >> martin, thanks very much. happening now, bruising back and forth between the obama and romney campaign. we're checking the cronyism accusatio accusations. >>> and we'll talk to someone who suggested that mitt romney may have committed a felon. >>> also crime fighting robots. this amazing technology turnss science fiction into amazing life saving facts. >>> i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> first it's today's new round of attack in the presidential race campaign and the much winning battleground state of ohio this afternoon. president obama slammed the tax proposals, warninging they'll send thousands of u.s. jobs overs overs overseas. > the romney campaign is accusing them of another dishonest attack. why did the president level this new corporate tax attack on romney in ohio? >> reporter: well, wolf, the president is trying to draw sharp contrast between his campaign and romney's campaign, trying to suggest romney i
a sign. tell us about the sign. it's an acrho anyone, pray for everyone, rely on god for comfort, always seem faith, you are not alone. we will not live in fear. >> reporter: why did you want to come here and bring the sign? >> we're part of the community. i'm a parent. it could have been my kids. you know, it's the grace of god that my baby's name is not on there. we wanted to show our love and support for our community, and that we are -- we are supportive and not going to let this change us. >> reporter: i think suzanne, that's the spirit i felt. people have been coming by. there's a prior circle going on. people have been coming by, and i've had heard that throughout the community, that people will not give into the darkness of this event, they'll not give into fear, live positively and try to remember the good things about these victims and forget as much as they can about the suspect. suzanne? >> we serb responsibility their efforts 689 jim, thank you so much. >>> new life emerges from the tragedy. even as the victims of shootings struggle how to recover, the wife of one of the vic
get government business. what's worse, they exclaim one of the companies used your tax dollars to ship jobs overseas. first of all they point to this fellow who a big democratic fund-raiser. there he is right there sitting next to the president. let's follow the trail, according to the romney people. they say that big donor there is appointed to a white house council on jobs. the private company invest in the electric car company called fiscar automote i. they are approved for a half billion dollar loan from the automotive industry. and fisker ends up having the first cars made in finland. >> what else have you found out when you dig for more details. >> well, what we find, wolf, is a totally different story. fisker tells us they got involved in a government loan program. it was back during the bush administration fisker raised about a billion dollars from investors. yeah, he's a wealthy guy. just one of the guys out there. furthermore, fisker, we asked, has your company ever been aware of any political favors. their answer, absolutely not. as for the fabulous looking cars that they're
? >> reporter: the owner of a downtown d.c. jewelry store reached out to the media and provided us surveillance video from his store that captured an armed robbery june 9th. he thought he would contact us because he heard about the incident last friday. an arlington jeweler killed during an armed robbery. as you're about to see, the suspect in both cases looks similar. first, let's show you the d.c. robbery. a man wearing a reflective vest walked into benson's jewelers on f street and asked to see engagement rings. when the owner of the store turned his back, the man pulled the out a large gun and demanded jewelry. he didn't shoot the owner and got away with $20,000 worth of items and mostly diamond rings and look at surveillance images from the arlington case last friday. the police showed him wearing a reflective vest. he was buzzed into the store by the owner. wong's family said that is how he allowed customers inside the store and the 52-year-old was killed during this robbery. we spoke with ken stein, the owner of benson's in washington, d.c., and is trying to figure out why d.c. police di
joins us. "starting point" begins right now. welcome, our starting point this morning, new details coming to us about what was inside the apartment of the aurora colorado shooting suspect's home, after his bizarre appearance in court yesterday. cnn has new information, a law enforcement official who viewed videotape taken inside the apartment says this, mess of wires looked like spaghetti and it was rigged quote, right. if police hadn't dismantled the explosives the entire floor could have been consumed by flames before the first fire truck arrive. the aurora police found 30 improvised explosive devices surrounded by gas containers of gasoline. the gasoline was meant to enhance the effects of the blast. all of that brings us right to jim spellman. he's standing outside the theater. we can see the neon sign behind you. let's talk first about this video. i know it's black and white. what more can you tell us? >> yeah, police describe this whole apartment as being designed to kill. all rigged up to a trip wire at the front door. it took them almost two days before they could figure ou
how to stop them. using chemical versions of them on your own people. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. we begin with the politics and the finances of u.s. national security and global conflict. we have fox team coverage. mike emanuel on capitol hill with former vice president dick cheney warning to lawmakers about massive defense cuts. leland vittert live in jerusalem with speculation that syria's president may be using chemical weapons against rebels. we start off with the national security correspondent jennifer griffin at the pentagon on the latest u.s. move concerning iran. good evening. >> good evening. today, defense department announced unprecedented 20 nation demining military exercise slated for september. it will take place near but not in the strait of hormuz. according to u.s. central command. >> this is not an exercise that is aimed to deliver a message to iran. this is exercise designed to within this multinational forum, increase our capabilities and cooperation. >> not only is the pentagon deploying the uss john c. stenni
are telling us that this started with an 911 call from the suspect's mother. police identified the suspect as 21-year-old andre mccoy. it began at the 4700 block of lakeland road. the mother made the call to police saying she believed her son was high on pcp acting erratically. the suspect walked out with his mother with a gun in his hand. that is when the they say he noticed police. at that point, he fled at area and made his way to the corridor in college park. police tell us it was an involved seen at several different locations. they tell us that they tried to apprehend him several times deploying their weapons, even using a taser not once but twice, but at he was able to avoid that and continue on the move. it was more than five minutes they were trying to apprehend a suspect. he tried to get into not one but two police cruisers. he was finally able to get inside one of them and sped off. >> finally, he was able to put it into drive. he crashes into a brick wall about two and half, three feet high in front of the mcdonald's on route one bit that is 18 to 10 police officers were able t
after weeks of legal back and forth, the state's allowed to use a federal database to remove noncitizens from the voter rolls. critics say this process targets poor and minority voters. but florida's governor says it's going to help improve the election process. john zarrella reporting from miami. >> reporter: for months state of florida wrangling with the federal government over access to a federal database. now this federal database has lists of people who are in the country legally but not eligible to vote. well, over the weekend, florida and the department of homeland security finally arrived at an agreement which will allow florida access to that database so that it can go through and look for people in the state who probably shouldn't be on the voter rolls. now, governor rick scott said this morning on cnn that this was, in fact, an important step. >> i don't know anybody, any supervisor of election or anybody in the state thinks nonu.s. citizens ought to be voting our races. it's good for all of the citizens. >> reporter: officials will have to be trained on exactly how to use tha
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i want to bring in ed lavandara who is joining us from centennial, colorado. ed, walk us through the charges that he is faced with. >> sure thing, suzanne. essentially, james holmes has been charged with 142 criminal counts. 24 counts of first-degree murder and 116 counts of attempted murder, and essentially, that is doubled up on the number of victims inside of that movie theater. remember, 12 people killed an 58 people who were wound and taken to hospitals. now the legal reason behind that according to the paperwork we have received is that they were able to file double the charges on each of those victims, because number one, prosecutors say it was a planned attack, and premeditated and also because james holmes showed an extreme indifference towards the people he was killing, and that is that he did not matter who he was killing, but shooting indiscriminantly into the movie theater. because off that, that gives them the legal basis to file double the counts against james holmes. there is also one count of possessing explosives and one count which is a sentence enhancer becaus
on multiple counts of first degree murder next monday. fox news correspondent, greg boswell joins us live from aurora colorado with the latest craig. >> reporter: good evening most of the talk is generated by the demeanour, appearance of james holmes the suspected gunman in this case not just the orange reddish hair but also, his stare. i describe it as a blank stare other people call it dazed and confused looking like maybe he was going to sleep many family members inside we talked to afterwards felt like maybe he was acting a little bit. acting they were saying because he wants to avoid the death penalty down the line. the prosecutor in this case, saying that is at least 60 days decision away after the arraignment, which is next monday. >>> so with all the information that we gathered, at least authorities did from the suspects apartment anything new? >> just things we have reported on before. there was also a knife in the car and another glock in the car so that is four guns and a knife inside of course the gasoline, the gun powder, the various rockets that were basically fireworks displaye
, christine romans has that for us. >> moupting concern in the u.s. and israel about chemical weapons possibly entering the fray in syria, fierce fighting continuing overnight in city of alep po, the assad regime clinging to power this morning. here's the development that's getting attention, a spokesman publicly threatening to deploy chemical weapons against any foreign intervention. it's a threat senator john mccain is taking seriously. >> there is a danger of chemical weapons that are presently under bash ar al assad's control from flowing to hezbollah, presenting a grave threat to the security of israel. >> president obama warning the assad regime it would be a tragic mistake to use chemical weapons, promising syria will be held accountable if it does. >>> a new era for penn state's football program after a massive punish from the ncaa. they leveled a $60 million fine, imposed a four-year boan own postseason activity and stripped the school of scholarships and football victories for the last 14 seasons. penn state says it won't fight the stiff sanctions. we'll heard from mike and mike in t
's nomination, how far will he go to win the white house? will ferrell and zach galifianakis are with us like to talk about their new movie. wolf blitszer is off. i'm joe johns. you're in "the situation room." >>> right now mitt romney's on his way home from an overseas trip his campaign is calling a great success even though it generated embarrassing headlines at every stop. latest came today in poland when one of romney's top aides cursed at reporters asking questions. one of them was our jim acosta, who joins us from warsaw. jim, what happened today that the romney team sounds upbeat despite all that's been going on? >> reporter: well, joe, a senior romney advisor told reporters here in warsaw that mistakes do happen out on the campaign trail. but when asked what mistakes were made on this overseas trip, that advisor couldn't name any. instead the campaign says the world got to hear from a candidate who they say speaks from the heart. it's the image mitt romney has wanted voters to see for the last week. the gop contender walking tall on the world stage here visiting poland's tomb of the u
is new again. that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "the ed show" with ed schultz starts right now. >> good evening, americans. welcome to "the ed show" from new york. 119 days before the election, and mitt romney still refuses to quit hiding his wealth. come on, mittster, give us the tax returns. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> he wants you to show your papers, but he won't show us his. >> democrats attack mitt romney's secrecy on his tax returns. as republicans get deceptive. >> i think he has released the tax returns. >> maryland governor martin o'malley isn't pulling any punches on his offshore money and he's here tonight. >> voter id which is going to allow governor romney to win the state of pennsylvania, done. >> the pennsylvania voter suppression story just got uglier. >> this year, the law required every pennsylvania voter show a photo id at the polls. >> why was a mitt romney fund-raiser paid $250,000 to run the stase's voter id campaign? the out of control republican party is voting to repeal obamacare for the 31st time. >> the american people do n
? >> definitely seen gradual changes as i'm sure you have. look, i've had to use my former cheerleading voice many times to get a question to presidents and to candidates for president. but i've had to do that more and more as has jim over the years because, look, i mean it's just the world that we live in from their perspective that with twitter, the internet, with everything going viral immediately, it's hard for them to say anything without altering the message that they're trying to get out that day. having said that, it is frustrating having been a reporter on several presidential campaigns, you're there, you're going on the bus, you're going off the bus, you're sitting through every speech. and you want to have access to the candidate to be able to ask them questions. and especially at the end of a trip like this where you're really going full bore and you don't have a chance to ask anything, that's what happens when you really try to ask. and you have to be careful of your surroundings, but you got to do your job. >> gloria, and i have to ask you, in the big picture, how important is this r
, that the investigation is complete. >> the last time shots were fired in a hostile incident involving a u.s. navy ship in the persian gulf was 1988. warships crippled six iranian naval vessels in a series of clashes then. the 1988 battle followed an incident in which a u.s. ship was danieled by mine thought to have been laid by iran. >> bret: jennifer griffin at the pentagon. syrian ambassador who defected last week has a chilly warning how far bashar assad will go to hang on the power. correspondent leland vittert has the story and what the rebels in syria are trying to do to snatch that power away. >> rebels in damascus lit fires blocking a main highway, forcing the regime to send tankses to the street of the syrian capital to maintain control of the city. this dramatic shift in 18-month long uprising could be enough to force president aside to use chemical weapons against his own people. speaking to the bbc, he offered no proof to accusations but said he thought the syrian army may have used chemical weapons and would for sure as the conflict worsened. syrian army gunship opened fire. amateur video
to the hispanic advocacy group la raza. >> instoed of answering the questions, the romney campaign is using political hacks to dismiss these comicated financial issues. here's the rnc's shaun spicer o msnbc. >> a sterling example of romney who released 12 years of tax returns and said if less, it's ilustrative. is using political hacks to here's the rnc's shaun spicer o msnbc. >> instoed of answering the questions, the romney campaign is using political hacks to dismiss these comicated financial issues. here's the rnc's shaun spicer o msnbc. >> a sterling example of romney who released 12 years of tax returns and said if less, it's ilustrative. >> there will never be enough for team obama. >> never be enough for team obama? really? well, don't we deserve more than just maybe one year of tax returns? romney's surrogates like this guy, prendz mitt romney has released all of his past tax returns. >> should governor romney release all of those tax returns? right now, he's in a unique position for a presidential cad dt he's only released one year. >> he's paid 100% of his taxes, complied 100% wi
's choice. [ obama ] i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. . >>> hello and thank you for joining us. i'm jc hayward. >>> the extreme heat is topping our newscast this afternoon. a met -- the metropolitan washington area is under a heat advisory till 8:00 tonight. of course howard has been checking his maps so he has details. howard? >> the heat advisory just went into effect at noon. it lasts for another eight hours. we're worried about the heat- humidity combination pushing the heat index to 105, maybe locally higher than that, especially south of town. the cloud cover this morning, that gave us a little bit of a break. had showers and storms in western and northern maryland. those clouds around this morning have limited the rise to slow it down at least in northern sections. but down south, still very, very hot already. low 90s fredricksburg, tappahannock. we're trying to catch up. 88 at national. gaithersburg and hagerstown only in the low 80s at this hour. they may struggle to get into the 90s in the far northern sections. however, we still have a heat veriry. that's -- heat adv
derecchio. they have lots of questions. >> did they use outside crews efficiently. the bottom line d they restore power as quickly as other utilities in. >> reporter: in its own defense, pepco said the derecchio was a big storm not predicted and the utility did the best it could considering. >> this 4.3 million customers that were impacted over 700 miles and 10 states felt the storm as we did. we experienced over 200 wires down, 242 polls that had to be replaced and 214 transformers that had to be replaced. >> reporter: the public service commission is promising tough enforcement if necessary and said now regulations requiring penalties if new standards are not met and should be helpful but it's just beginning the investigation. >> i don't know if there are, if there are violations of our law or regulations. i don't know if there are practices that could be improved or need to be improved. >> reporter: council members and customers who turned up for the hearing are not letting pepco off of the hook. >> and i think it's fine to talk about things like undergrounding and hiring new li
to blame for a u.s. airways flight getting stuck in the tarmac at reagan national ain't. look at this. huffington post says -- airport. look at this. huffington post says this is a photo of the tires stuck in asphalt. this is incredible. we're told the 35 passengers and three crew members on board had to get off the plane so a tow vehicle could budge the jet out of the rut. the charleston, south carolina flight eventually took off after a three-hour delay. >>> pepco says anyone who lost power in the storm nine days ago has finally gotten it back. crews made the last of the connections overnight. now a customer has start an online petition asking pepco ceo joe rigby to bury the power lines using annual profits. the petition says pepco made $68 million in profit in the first three months of the year. a study by the electric power research institute says it would cost between 5 and $15 million per mile to bury the lines. >>> monitoring metro tonight after a derailment on the grand green line on the green line, metro says it's back up and running. the line was shut down between ft. totten
. since then he has been held in jail in isolation. jim spellman is joining us from centennial, colorado, and no cameras in the courthouse for today's hearing and tell us why first of all and walk us through what we expect to happen. >> sure. this hearing is under way right now, suzanne. no cameras in the courtroom and the judge decided before last week's hearing that in the early portion of the proceeding he would allow a camera for the initial appearance and the arraignment that should come in a couple of days. there is a sketch artist in there and full of reporters including cnn's eddie lavendara who will come down as soon as we know what is going to happen. first, he will be read the formal charges and from court documents that is 12 counts of first-degree murder and numerous attempts of first-degree murder and numerous counts around the boo booby-trapped apartment me left. and also they will decide if the notebook to the psychiatrist is privileged and the defense will argument to unseal some of the documents in the case that have been sealed. as soon as he is out here, we will be ou
elected the first woman speaker of the house. if anyone is tweeting we are using the hash tag wmnhist. and one quick announcement i am sorry to say that michelle bernard has been called away for a family emergency so she won't be able to join us here today. i will start with a special thank you to our friends and underwriters. thank you very much. on behalf of our partnership with the national women's history museum, honored host celebration for the first female speaker of the house current democratic leader nancy pelosi. leader pelosi has worked diligently to strengthen america's middle class, increasing the minimum wage and financial aid for students, a new give bill for veterans, increased services for veterans, their families and care givers nationally and internationally she has led the effort to provide the first u.s. contribution to the global fund to fight aids, tuberculosis and malaria. leader pelosi's work obbehalf of women is unparalleled. her leadership in passing the lily led better fair pay act, her work as a champion for women's health, social security, title 9, economi
for the others. >>> a bridge connecting canada and the u.s. was shut down for hours because of a bomb threat. >> it is one of the busiest bridges linking the united states to on tare o. sarah. >> police say someone called 911 and warned a bomb would go off on the ambassador bridge in detroit. >> the canadian authorities shut down the bridge on their side. at that time it was collaboration between the customs, u.s. customs along with several other agencies here and the decision was made to actually shut down this side as well. >> police set up several roadblocks near the bridge, where k-9 units were called in. coast guard teams were also on hand patrolling the river underneath the bridge. it led to major traffic backups. >> inconvenienced. sit here five hours, six hours maybe, so they can get things cleared up. check on every inch of the bridge, i guess. >> along with the bridge search, investigators are trying to track down where the 911 call was made. >> this call did come from the u.s. side and we are definitely following up on the information that we have so far utilizing our intell cente
for us. bob? >> reporter: there is one person dead, a second critically injured in this plane crash behind me. it's in some woods just outside this neighborhood. you see some of the folks here, firefighters still, police, the faa, ntsb come and where this plane ended up is in woods on the outskirts of this neighborhood just at the end of the runway. we can show you video shot earlier tonight from sky fox. this is a 1960s era beechcraft muskateer that's a four-seater plane, but there were just two pilots on board. one was the new owner of the plane which again is 50 years old practically and also there was another experienced pilot who was a flight instructor. the older man was killed and the younger man in the hospital. this happened just after 7:00 during what witnesses say were touch and goes, the plane landing and touching off repeatedly when at one point the plane experienced some trouble. another pilot was at the airport and he says he saw what happened, heard it and here is dennis stiles. >> the aircraft on its approach at about 300 feet, 400 feet above the ground made an abru
, of american workers. slapping a trade complaint against the chinese for jacking up prices on u.s. cars. he takes a political whack at mitt romney in the process. reminding voters that there's a big difference between outsourcer in chief and commander in chief! >> i want good ships around the world stamped with "made in america." >> obama: my experience has been in saving the american auto industry and as long as i'm president, that's what i'm going to be doing. waking up every single day thinking about how we can create more jobs for your families and more security for your communities. >> jennifer: all right. that's president obama in ohio today. announcing a trade complaint against china. the u.s. sells about 92,000 cars a year to china. made in the u.s., sold in china worth about $3.3 billion. so president obama's action is in response to these harsh tariffs that the chinese imposed on cars like jeeps and cadillacs which jack up their cost by as much as 22%. when products get more expensive, obviously there's less d
. >> romney continues his counter-attack in a new ad out this morning which he uses obama's own words in the 2008 convention in denver against him. >> if you don't have any fresh ideas, then you use stale tactics to scare voters. if you don't have a record to run on, then you're paying your opponent as someone people should run from. you make a big election about small things. >> now, when it comes to his own record, the president conceded he hasn't communicated his economic policies well enough but stopped short of saying he's made mistakes on substance. >> the mistake of my first couple of years was thinking that this job was just about getting the policy right. and that's important. but the nature of this office is also to tell a story to the american people that gives them a sense of unity and purpose and optimism, especially during tough times. >> now, romney pounced on this line saying being a good communicator is not enough, saying, quote, being president is not about telling stories. being president is about leading. so who is to blame for the sluggish economy? former presiden
to kill hitler. but this retroactive retirement is the worst use of a time machine i have ever seen. >> or to even lower gas prices, but even as the week threatened to be sucked down the drain of mitt's hot tub time machine, the obama camp released a new ad hinting at romney's lack of tranz pa transparency. >> tax havens, offshore accounts carried interest. mitt romney has used every trick in the book. he admits in the last two years he's paid less than 2% on 43 million in income. >> the romney campaign of course was busy trying to change the subject, suggesting what else? that the president isn't american. here's romney east surrogate on a romney conference call earlier today. >> the president is clearly dem traited that he has absolutely no idea how the american economy functions. the men and women all over america who have worked hard to build these businesses, their business businesses, from the ground up, is how our economy became the envy of the world. it is the american way and i wish this president would learn how to be an american. >> some of us which campaign operatives wo
so and select the timing in accordance with the government of israel. >> you know that every u.s. president since '67, since the six-day war in 1967, behind you in the old city of jerusalem, you see the beautiful walls there, and we're not far away. but the line was in front of the old walls. but since then every president from nixon to lbj, carter, ronald reagan, bushes, president clinton, now obama considers east jerusalem, including the old city behind you to be occupied territory. not part of israel. would you change that? >> i'm not going to talk about the borders. the decision as to where the borders would be as we move to a two-state solution, which i support. that's a decision on borders that will be worked out by israelis and the palestinians. i hope it's a process which is ongoing and ultimately successful. as to the exact negotiation in borders, i'll leave that to the deciding parties themselves. >> you just visited the western wall. one of the oldest sites in jerusalem. we saw the pictures, the video. do you consider that to be part of israel? >> it is certainly part
there at the convention. plus, a local professor will join us live with what she thinks is romney's best move forward. >> split second decisions are made every day by law enforcement and officers in prince george's county are getting high tech training to help them out. wisdom martin is putting their new system to the test. >> later, your one stop shop for the cutest cat and how you can take part in a new festival. look at that. that is super cute. >> what is it about cat videos -- >> look how long he's on his back legs. >> and fighting the air. first let's go to tucker barnes. he has the latest on the weather. hey, tucker. >>> weather looks fine. sunshine today. upper 80s to about 90. where we should be this time of year. without much humidity, and without much threat for showers and thunderstorms. should turn into a decent day. there's a little cloud cover, southern maryland, towards st. mary's city, leonardtown, you have a little cloud cover. and lower eastern shore as well. the rest of us, bright sunshine. the trend will be plenty of sunshine for most of us, and again we should be dry today with
candidate. governor romney, thanks so much for joining us, in jerusalem. what a beautiful city. i'm sure you've been moved by what you've seen so far. >> it's a holy city, a city of a great and courageous people. my wife and i first came here in 1995 and have been here four times now. we're moved and inspired by what we see here. >> do you consider jerusalem to be the capital? >> yes, of course. jew res l >> would you move the embassy to jerusalem? >> it's long been the policy of have the nation's embassy in the capital. if i were president, i would want to take it in consultation with the leadership of the government, which exists at that time. so i would follow the same policy we have in the past. our embassy would be in the capital. but the timing of that is something i would want to work out with the government. >> with the government of israel? >> with the government of israel. >> but every government has asked them to recognize them. >> well, that would make the decision easy, but i would still want the communication with the government leaders. >> just to be precise. if you were presi
flooding. out to the west out into west virginia, eastern ohio, showers and storms and that will bring us a round of heavy showers and thunderstorms. we already have a flash flood watch issued for most of the area here west of the chesapeake bay starting at 12:00 noon today. look out for that potential later this afternoon and tonight. i think your morning hours are fine but by mid- to late afternoon, look out for the showers. some of those will be heavy. 87 your daytime high in washington. 89 in fredericksburg. >> we've been getting used to it with all the power outages if you come across any traffic signals that are dark, please be sure to use those as a four- way stop. we are following the situation here traveling the inner loop at 201. disabled vehicle here and some activity off to the right shoulder t look like everybody is moving past it at much better speed now. your delays should be easing out from college park heading into greenbelt. on the outer loop from college park heading into silver spring, you are in good shape. 66, new accident here. this is just prior to route 50 fair oa
and the nature of the care he received from the psychiatrist. >> okay. thank you, jim. he will bring us any information as it happens there. >>> and now to india which is hit with one of the worst blackouts in a decade. we are talking about staggering numbers of 350 million people across the northern part of the country left in the dark essentially in sweltering summer heat which is more than the entire population of the united states. that is right. that is how many people. at least 300 trains were stranded when the power grid gave out overnight. >>> and north korea reported that 88 people are dead and more than 60,000 left homeless after torrential rains. rains have been destroying buildings and crops. humanitarian groups are working within the country and they are saying that people are now severely mall nourish and the rain is continuing to fall today. >>> mitt romney talking tough on iran. he pledges unwavering support for israel, and he promises to move the american embassy to jerusalem. romney has wrapped up the visit to israel, and he is now in poleland, and that is the final leg on
's going on in this case now. >> ed lavandera on the scene for us as he's been right from the beginning. thank you. elsewhere, in maryland, police say the fbi are now investigating an abduction with ties to the baseball legend cal rib ken jr. his mother was found safe this morning almost 24 hours after being taken from her home at gunpoint. cnn's lisa sylvester's working the story for us. what happened here, lisa? >> hi there, wolf. what we know is this all started about 7:00, 8:00 yesterday morning when a man apparently approached and went to violet ripken's house and abducted her at gunpoint. he then according to authorities spent most of the day driving around in her car throughout central maryland. and it was only until around 8:30 last night when there was a citizen in the neighboring county, in baltimore county, who saw a suspicious vehicle. he called it in to county authorities. and at that point it was that tip that eventually led to violet ripken being found this morning unharmed back near her house in aberdeen. she was however bound. authorities at this point are not clear wha
's ed lavandera is in aurora for us. ed, what do we know about this package? >> reporter: well, we're still trying to gather information on what exactly is inside that package, wolf. but as you mentioned that law enforcement official telling cnn that on monday police and fbi discovered a package that was apparent apparently sent by james holmes, the 24-year-old suspected gunman. now it's unclear obviously if this package was indeed sent by him, it was clearly sent before he was taken into custody. it arrived at some point on monday at the university mail room. we've also been told by hospital officials over the last couple of days this is something we've been monitoring for some time that there were two packages that were suspicious and were being looked into, one found in the mail room and also one that was actually delivered to a university professor. so we've been trying to nail down more information on this. and we'll continue to do so, wolf. >> what's the university of colorado saying about all of this, ed? >> reporter: well, now that the details have come out that this packag
of a slur. that's not the name of the program. i know oftentimes as pundits, we use it loosely, but some people feel that's a negative term, even a pejorative term, and he was booed. he was actually applauded when he first came out. he got some other rounds of applause, because the -- and these are the very black leaders he claimed to have talked to on fox tonight. he brought about 20 black republicans with him into the room, and they kind of served as applauders for his applause lines. it was bizarre. i think a term you used was weird. he made several of the statements that were really strange. he even made other statements that many of us thought were disrespectful. for example, he talked about preserving traditional marriage, to an organization that most recently, this is the oldest civil rights organization in the country, most recently just endorsed marriage equality. he made a big pitch for charter schools to an organization where there's really no consensus about that. there are a lot of communities, especially in new york, the new york state conference and the naacp is dealing wi
trillion. three to $5 trillion. >> it's one of those members i've been using and hearing and writing this for so long and it's one of those numbers that is so large it is almost impossible to comprehend. what is a trillion? i can't quite imagine a million. >> guest: think about when barack obama came and said 700 million, $700 billion in order to basically reconstct the american economy, think of the cry. you are spending $700 billion. we don't have $700 billion. we dn't even have $3 trillion we have spent. most of the money was borrowed not to mention just about economic cost is also about the opportunity cost. while the united states was chasing the jihadis in afghanistan and pakistan the war was going on so barack obama inherited the legacy of the economic decline and also the rise of the geostrategic power china, india, africa, brazil, turkey, and this is why any particular as you say the question must take into account what he inherited and what he has been able to achieve so far. >> that raises the critical question scenario where he has inherited this weakened position of the
for being with us tonight. have a good one. >>> what was the big surprise when mitt romney spoke to the naacp today? he only got booed three times. >> mitt romney dreams the impossible dream. >> mitt romney went in search of something he had not looked for before. >> if you want a president who will make things better in the african-american community, you are looking at him. >> the african-american vote. >> mission impossible. >> more than 90% of african-americans support the president. >> a high-stakes appearance for moim mitt romney today at the naacp. >> mitt romney and the naacp. >> i do love that music. i have to tell you. i do love listening to that organ music. >> romney just never connected to his audience. >> things went smoothly until he decided to take on the president's health care plan. >> i'm going to eliminate every nonessential expensive program i can find. >> the crowd shouted him down with boos. >> that includes obama care, and i'm going to work to reform and save -- [ audience booing ] >> he is the worst republican in the country. >> all of us saying that rick
! >> president obama reminds us of another great president who also captured our hearts and minds over 50 years ago. inspiring hope that better days were ahead. just like president kennedy convinced my grandmother, a young immigrant from poland, that her sons would get the shot at the american dream through hard work and education, president obama makes me believe that if we continue to invest in our future, that dream will still be alive for my son. [ applause ] thank you. i'm here because i share that belief, and it gives me great pleasure to introduce someone else who shares that vision. she's an author, an attorney, a mother, and above all, she's someone who inspires us. please join me in giving a warm welcome to caroline kennedy. [ applause ] >> thank you so much. hi, everybody. how are you? good. thanks for coming out. i'm so really honored and moved to be here in nashua where my father began his campaign for the presidency. i've always wanted to come here. [ applause ] and i can't thank -- does that sound funny? yes? no. okay. >> you sound great. >> thank you. thank you. anyway, i can't
in the crowd. >> it is the july 4 weekend. dave is a teacher at carnegie mellon. what the u.s. expect to hear from the president today? >> i want to see him, and i have such respect for the government under his leadership. e>> i am from philadelphia. the reason i came here today is the first time to see the president in person. >> you are from los angeles. >> i am here for the pre-college program at carnegie mellon. >> so this is a lesson in politics? >> yes, it is, and is cool to see him a hundred feet away. he is right in my front yard. it will be interesting. >> what do you expect to learn today? >> not only how particulate he is, because i have heard he is an amazing speaker, but how he gets people to vote for him and his different maneuvers and tactics. >> where are you from? >> i am here from los angeles, a stint in the pre-college -- a student in the pre-college program in musical theater. i am excited about it. >> you have been here for a couple of hours. what do you want to hear from the president? >> i am not here to hear anything from him, but i want him to know that i support him,
and later nora from the center from a new american security discuss it is future of iraq after u.s. troops are with drawn. >> good morning in what is expected to be the final week for congress before the august recess and the party conventions, the farm bill and the bush era tax cuts will take up much of the debate in the house of representatives, the senate also in session congress expected to recess friday or this weekend. the president back on the campaign trail. meanwhile republican presidential candidate mitt romney is in israel delivers a speech in poland before he returns to the states. today marks the 100-day mark, 100 days before the general election with the party conventions getting under way next month and in early september three presidential debates, a vice presidential debate and countless ads on television and in the web. we'll begin with your comments on this campaign. as always we want to hear from you. you can also join the conversation on line. you can join us on facebook or send us an e-mail. let's begin with norl which points out the november 6 elections just
the week's news. >> suarez: a follow-up to our recent story about smart meters used to monitor energy use. spencer michels reports on california activists who want to ban them. >> pacific gas & electric one of the nation's largest utilities has had to fight a coalition of people who suspect, among other things, that smart meters may be bad for your health. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy, productive life. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: once again today, americans absorbed the news of a mass shooting-- a dozen dead, at least 59 hurt or wounded. it happened in the city of aurora, just east of
so fragile. also it will be putting a strain on the power and all of us with this dangerous heat tomorrow. >> thank you. there are still thousands of people in the area without power from last week's storm. at the unbearable temperatures to that and is just awful for them. >> seven nights, and 7 days. no power. no air-conditioning. people are thinking about taking action against pepco. first they have to get their lives back together. >> day 7, it has been to court -- terrible since day one. >> she has lived in her home for nearly 50 years. she cannot ever remember a week like this past week and she blames pepco. >> yesterday my house was 104. so i told them i was going out to -- i and sweltering. " they have been sleeping in the basement. their only relief is a fan powered by a generator. >> it makes it five degrees cooler. >> nobody in seven days has shown up in this area. >> across town its savior has had enough of the heat and -- xavier has had enough of pepco. >> despite multiple calls the power is still out. >> you feel like you are putting in all your new information but n
.com and check this out on twitter for instant updates and you can give us your two since on our facebook page. >> also 29 a report is out on the internal investigational into the child sex abuse scandal at penn state. it is a scathing report that says many top school officials including the late coach joe paterno kept quiet about the allegations against jerry sandusky. brad bell is live with reaction to the report. >> this is a community that loves penn state, loves penn state's football team, and they loved joe paterno. that is why many people here on college avenue are telling us this report herds. tonight in state college one aspect will trample the rest. the claim that joe paterno knew of jerry sandusky's abuse of children in participated in a cover up to avoid bad publicity. >> he is burry but they will continue to bury him from the sound of it. clucks he was hired to determine what campus officials knew about the crime. he announced the result of his investigation at a philadelphia press comments this morning. the bottom line -- joe paterno and those above him put the school and footbal
on the jobs picture shows some positives. >> a big warning for anybody who uses a computer. a virus that could hit next week . what a president believes matters. mitt romney's companies were pioneers in outsourcing us jobs to low-wage countries. he supports tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas. president obama believes inn insourcing. he fought to save the us auto industry and fors tax cuts for companies that bring jobs home. outsourcing versus insourcing. it matters. i'm barack obama, and i approved this message. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone likes a bit of order in their life. virtual wallet helps you get it. keep track of spending move money with a slide and u use the calendar. all to see your money how you want. ♪ ♪ >> we are back with the race to the white house. health care reform is still taking center stage. >> the president is on a bus tour of ohio and central pennsylvania. mitt romney continues to be asked about health care. rebecca cooper is live with the latest. >> this is the week every year where the entire
the ohio river valley to the northeast. >> this time the bulk of it was north of us and really in pennsylvania, new jersey, new york, really hit hard. tucker barnes is here with us now with a little bit of recap, but more importantly what our forecast looks like for today. >> good morning. we're off to a warm and humid start today. we basically dodged the worst of the storms last night. risk is back and could see thunderstorms later today. be ready for that possibility. otherwise, another hot and humid friday afternoon. temperature now at reagan national, 79 degrees. 79 in washington. 74 fredericksburg. 72 in ocean city. our heat advisory is back, at least for the district and points east. heat advisory starts at 12 noon today through 7:00 tonight. much of the region, lower eastern shore, southern maryland, parts of virginia under that advisory. air temperatures in the mid-90s and humidity will make it feel like 100 to 105 later today. lots of water, that kind of thing, if you'll be outside, out and about during the day. showers, one or two to the west. left oversprinkle north
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